27 June: An Erasure Poem

He’s in
through the open window.

Dragging one leg, and
rang the bell.

A cat,
eyes crazy like

you know what.
This —

gnarle
of bone and fur.


Note: This is entirely the wrong image for this one. Expect this one to be updated. I’ll post it anyway because so much ridiculous work and time goes into one of these pieces, and I’d hate to admit I’d wasted my time.

©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Text sourced from Jaws, by Benchley, Peter. Digital Jaws. Pub. Pan 70, 2017. Image by F Goya from the Black Series: The Bagged (Los ensacados). Etching on paper. Public Domain.

Definition: Erasure poetry, also known as blackout poetry, is a form of found poetry wherein a poet takes an existing text and erases, blacks out, or otherwise obscures a large portion of the text, creating a wholly new work from what remains. My method involved layers, changing the top layer’s opacity, and then erasing parts of that image to reveal text from the lower layer/page of text. All 30-days can be viewed on Tumblr at https://miskyb.tumblr.com .More info: https://poets.org/glossary/erasure

12 responses to “27 June: An Erasure Poem”

  1. I do like the image though

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    1. I’m delighted to know that. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, David. ❤️

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  2. Don’t let him get in a flap

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    1. Now you’re just being silly. 😂

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  3. I love what you did here, Misky! 💕🙂

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